Brenda Probes the Death of a Paparazzi Photographer in TNT�s THE CLOSER while Wyatt�s Nemesis Becomes the Boss on SAVED Monday, July 17
Kyra Sedgwick (Something to Talk About, TNT�s Door to Door) Stars in THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Boiler Room) Headlines SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT�s hit Monday night line-up continues with the network�s top-notch original series � THE CLOSER and SAVED � on Monday, July 17. This week, THE CLOSER�s lead character, Brenda Leigh Johnson (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Kyra Sedgwick) investigates the apparent suicide death of a paparazzi photographer at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). And on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) faces his worst nightmare when his nemesis from a rival emergency services company becomes his new supervisor.
THE CLOSER�s premiere episode on Monday, June 12, scored ad-supported cable�s largest audience delivery ever for an original scripted series telecast, beating its own record set with the premiere episode of season one. This season of THE CLOSER currently ranks as ad-supported cable�s best-ever season for a scripted original series. Meanwhile, SAVED scored big in its premiere, ranking as ad-supported cable�s top new original scripted series debut of the year.
SAVED � �Cowboys and Independents�
Directed by Alex Zakrzewski, Written by Kira Arn�
Lifeshield becomes a living hell for Wyatt (Scott) after corporate-minded Kroll (Curtis Caravaggio � Earthsea) is hired as the new medic supervisor. Kroll proceeds to whip Lifeshield into shape, but Wyatt stubbornly resists the efforts to clean up and acknowledge authority � even risking his job to save an accident victim�s life by unauthorized means.
John �Sack� Hallon (Omari Hardwick � Beauty Shop, Sucker Free City) is thrilled when his son is accepted into the elite Westbrook Academy, but the school�s pricey tuition means serious financial hardship, leading Sack to seek supplemental income, including making nice with Kroll to win more overtime.
Alice (Elizabeth Reaser � The Family Stone) has difficulty dealing with her boyfriend�s daughter Hailey (Victoria Tennant � The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), after the girl tries to drive a wedge between Alice and Lanier (Andrew Airlie � Fantastic Four, The 4400).
Meanwhile, paramedic Angela de la Cruz (Tracy Vilar � The Steve Harvey Show, ER) and newbie EMT Harper Sims (Michael McMillian � What I Like About You, Firefly) are called before the EMS Board to testify as to what happened with the patient who supposedly had a DNAR legal order. Angela is concerned that Harper�s by-the-book attitude will lead him to reveal that Angela did not confirm the order existed before allowing the man to pass away peacefully at home.
SAVED comes to TNT from Fox 21, Imagine Television and Sarabande Productions, with Sarabande�s David Manson (Nothing Sacred, Thief) and Imagine�s Brian Grazer (The Da Vinci Code) and David Nevins (Arrested Development) serving as executive producers.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer�s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
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